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Orcs Must Die preview

As it turns out, I am very good at Orcs Must Die! Unchained

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainment from time to ...   read

 
 
Hands-on with PvZ: Heroes photo
Hands-on with PvZ: Heroes
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Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes is the Hearthstone mashup I didn't know I wanted

Popcap has continuously surprised us with games we didn't even know we wanted, such as the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare games, and the ever-popular Pachinko-like Peggle; their latest title Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes cont...   read

 
 
Pet Mii Cat Pet Mii Horse photo
Pet Mii Cat Pet Mii Horse

BREAKING NEWS: You can pet your mii in Miitomo

I'm totally from Japan. At least, that is what Apple and Nintendo believe as I've been playing the currently Japan-exclusive Miitomo today. And I have some hot news for all you virtual petting fans: you can pet your miis to your heart'...   read

 
 
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WildStar

WildStar's China launch canceled, Carbine Studios hit with layoffs

It's been a little over half a year since WildStar went free-to-play, but developer Carbine Studios is still going through a tough period. They've just announced a number of layoffs, and accompanying them is the decision to cancel the ...   read

 
 
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Leaked wet cars
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Leaked footage of Forza 6: Apex looks dull

Footage of the upcoming Windows 10-only, free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has been leaked online by some naughty person and it doesn't seem up to par with the Xbox One version. It certainly doesn't look anywhere near as good as Micros...   read

 
 
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Unreal Tournament
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Nice 'Big Head' mode you got there, Unreal Tournament

There's a newly-updated version of the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha with a Big Head mutator and, jeez, how the heck do I keep forgetting this is in production and also freely playable? Lookin' good. Epic Games and community creators have bee...   read

 
 
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PvZ card game
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Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a mobile collectible card game

PopCap is taking a break from tower defense for a crack at collectible card gaming with its next Plants vs. Zombies title for iOS and Android, PvZ Heroes. The project "began over two years ago as a paper card game prototype" designed in cre...   read

 
 
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Forza

Forza's newest game is free-to-play, Windows 10 only

We knew something Forza was coming this way, but until now, we weren't 100% on what that was. But Microsoft is finally ready to let that cat out of the bag (sort of, the Seattle Times seemingly jumped the gun), and that thing is a new ...   read

 
 
Smite on PS4 photo
Smite on PS4

Smite is coming to the PS4, begins closed beta sign-ups

The cat was out of the bag already, but the free-to-play third-person MOBA, Smite, is officially on its way to the PS4 following an announcement on the PlayStation blog. While the game is already in a closed alpha, Hi-Rez studios plans to h...   read

 
 
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Android
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Alto's Adventure goes free for Android

Snowman's lovely snowboarding game Alto's Adventure landed on Android today and it's free. While this is a premium title on iPhone and iPad, the Android version instead has "a variety of opt-in bonuses for players who might need a little ex...   read

 
 
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WildStar

WildStar is getting a new major update and a Steam release

Carbine Studios is gearing up to release WildStar’s first major update since it went free-to-play last year. According to Polygon, the update will launch at some point in the next couple of months, and brings with it a whole new oh-so...   read

 
 
Atari's gay parade photo
Atari's gay parade
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Be the mayor of the gayest town ever in Pridefest

Atari has released its free-to-play city management and Pride parade simulator, Pridefest, on Android and iOS devices. You're tasked with being the mayor of a city that has lost all its color and fun, so you have to pizzazz up the tow...   read

 
 
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Churchill Solitaire

Donald Rumsfeld has released a mobile solitaire game ripe with microtransactions

"I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty," is a real thing Donald Rumsfeld once said, and that was before he was a hotshot game designer. Rumsfeld is mostly known for having been part of three Republican administrations in th...   read

 
 
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Nosgoth
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Silenced Cathedral, Nosgoth's newest map, is out now

I quite like Nosgoth. I know it’s hated by some long-time Legacy of Kain fans, but I’ve had fun with it. It’s basically a free-to-play, early access version of Left 4 Dead’s Versus mode, but with vampires. Technical...   read

 
 
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Blade and Soul
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Blade and Soul releases today

Blade & Soul is a rare example of a game that managed to completely slip under my radar. Before I saw a few people excited about it yesterday, I had literally never heard of the game. Well, turns out it’s out today. I had to wait...   read

 
 
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Preview: Winning Putt
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I'm a regular Jack Nicholson at Winning Putt

Bandai Namco had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actually. It was al...   read

 
 
WoT PS4 release photo
WoT PS4 release

World of Tanks gets a PS4 release date

Fans of large cannons on treads and intractable gameplay will be pleased to know the PS4 version of World of Tanks has a firm release date. Would-be tank commanders can get down and dirty on January 19th and wade into a battleground of mult...   read

 
 
Endless clicker / tapper photo
Endless clicker / tapper
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Tap My Katamari - Endless Cosmic Clicker is now available on mobile devices

So the free-to-play Tap My Katamari - Endless Cosmic Clicker is finally available on Android and iOS devices, pending you live outside the US, but hopefully that will be remedied soon. Since I haven't played the game, all I've got to ...   read

 
 
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Triad Wars

Triad Wars, the F2P spin-off to Sleeping Dogs, is shutting down in January

When it was announced there was to be a successor to United Front Games’ Hong Kong open world crime game Sleeping Dogs, Triad Wars probably wasn’t what most people had in mind. Instead of the involving story and memorable c...   read

 
 
Winter Events photo
Winter Events

Here are some of the best in-game winter events running right now

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many in-game events h...   read

 
 
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Guns Up!
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Review: Guns Up!

I don't know what I've been told. I don't know what I've been told. Free-to-play games leave me mighty cold. Free-to-play games leave me mighty cold. The microtransactions start to sting. The microtransact...   read

 
 
Black Ops III photo
Black Ops III

Black Ops III multiplayer is free this weekend

Once you're done with your obligatory two Star Wars viewings this weekend (one to get it in before the spoilers hit, and another to make sure it was really that good), maybe you should fire up your PC and play some Black Ops III. ...   read

 
 
Biker Mice from Mars photo
Biker Mice from Mars

Biker Mice from Mars game out now

Ah, the '90s. We were much younger back then. Some readers today might not have even been alive or sapient. Let me tell you something about the '90s. There were lots of cartoons. Some of them were good. Only '90s kids could possibly know th...   read

 
 
Sword Coast Legends photo
Sword Coast Legends

You can try Sword Coast Legends for free this weekend

Sword Coast Legends didn't quite make it to the stars it was reaching for, but I'm still confident it'll get there eventually. Now that there's been a couple of content packs, adding in "playable drow elves, new skill trees, additional...   read

 
 
GITS:SAC-FAO photo
GITS:SAC-FAO
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Play class-based Ghost in the Shell shooter now on early access

That Ghost in the Shell shooter I keep talking about, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online (GITS:SAC-FAO for short), is finally playable in its Early Access period on Steam or through Nexon's launcher. It's five b...   read

 
 
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And now my display driver keeps locking up and messing up my Windows 10 is a fucking

 
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Dont let life kick you in the soul

 
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Pixie The Fairy

I cant help but feel its high time Nintendo moved past the 1994/96 designs of Donkey Kong and most of the Mushroom All thier other IPs vary visually, but DKs original design looks better than his DKC one

 
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Its I definitely wont look at the leaked footage and I really cant recommend anyone else does either, only because its been worked on for a few years and I wouldnt want to spoil it right before its I can see why some would

 
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Whats everyone playing this weekend? Ive got Stories going on PS4, and still laboring away on Trails of Cold Steel on 16 brought me to chapter 2, and it is still introducing new

 
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Havent been into Splinter Cell since Chaos Theory but Blacklist so far feels pretty Its 3 years old at this point but honestly, I couldnt It runs incredibly well is starting to look like a really good bargain :)

 
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